Artist - Oscar Berger
Oscar Berger, born 1901 in Presov, Czechoslovakia, died 1977. Designed posters for London Transport 1940
- Educated; Berlin School of Art; 1920
Oscar Berger was a prolific political cartoonist. He started his career in Germany, but left when Hitler came to power. He travelled to Prague, Budapest and Paris before settling in London in 1935. Throughout the war years he contributed to magazines and newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, Lilliput, Courier and News of the World. He also produced posters and advertising for Shell, London Transport and the Post Office. Berger travelled the world to cover political events. Frequently in attendance at the United Nations, he drew numerous important leaders. Although his cartoons were mildly satirical, first and foremost they provided detailed and entertaining insight into the daily activities of world politics.